IDP Smart 50 Printer – Single or Dual-Side


IDP Smart 50 Printer – Single or Dual-Side


IDP SMART 50 printer is a high output ID card printer with an optional laminator module. The SMART 50 can be upgraded at any time with dual side printing, lamination, Ethernet connectivity and encoding. An Optional Starter Kit - which includes 1 YMCKO ribbon, 100 pvc cards and 1 long cleaning card - make starting your card print program even easier!

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IDP Smart 50 Printer – Single or Dual-Side




IDP SMART 50 is a standard class card printer that can print ID cards and badges on demand or in large volumes at a quick speed. SMART 50 features an optional Laminator so you can print high-security and durability ID cards.

SMART50 is ideal for producing employee ID cards, student ID cards, payment cards, hospital badges, leisure resort passes, government and military IDs, security access control cards, law enforcement and correctional facility ID cards, loyalty cards and season passes. Key IDP SMART 50 features include:

  • Compact optimized design
  • Easy-order options include Dual-side card printing, Laminator, Magnetic stripe encoding and Ethernet connectivity – all are field upgradable and can be added to your SMART 50 printer after initial purchase
  • Smart Card Encoding can be added to your IDP Smart 30 printer – Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for details
  • Color or Monochrome printing that can produce a full-color single-side card in 18 seconds
  • FINE™ Printing Technology offers true color reproduction
  • Laminator module features patented Instant Direct Lamination Technology with an 8 second heat-up time, low energy consumption, small footprint and consistent heat coverage
  • 300dpi with edge-to-edge printing
  • Automatic and manual card feeding
  • Convenient front input and output hoppers
  • Easy drop-in ribbon cartridge and TPH replacement
  • 2-yr advanced exchange warranty
  • Smart software utilities check working states and auto-adjust configurations
  • Online IDP technical support
  • Optional Starter Kit with 1 YMCKO ribbon, 100 pvc cards and 1 long cleaning card

IDP SMART card printer series is a highly engineered dye-sublimation ID badge printer that combines maximum efficiency with ease of use.  The IDP SMART card printer series is designed for a flexible user environment which makes it easy to choose the correct printer model and save money. You can easily add a dual-side flipper, an encoder module (magnetic stripe or smart card) or Ethernet networking at the time or purchase or later when you need these options. The SMART 50 model can also be upgraded to include a Laminator module. The enhanced FINE Imaging Technology enables you to print relatively high-quality images at low prices. 

IDP SMART printers feature Smart software applications that help you easily manage ID data and design your cards at no extra cost. These include:

Smart Design – A basic card design tool that includes magnetic stripe encoding functionality
Smart DB - Enables you to manage ID data conveniently and supports ODBC

These SMART printers also include effective security features – including password verification, specific PC authorization and data encryption – to keep your card production system safe and secure. 

Finally, SMART series printers with the Ethernet Option can utilize your network printer server for encoding and printing cards. The Smart Network Module has OCP (Open Card Print) Protocol which can encode and print cards using commands on multiple platforms without installing the printer driver. 


IDP SMART 50 Printer Specifications:
Print Type: Dye-Sublimation
Print Area: Edge-to-edge
Resolution: 300 dpi
Dual-Side Printing: Optional (Field Upgradable with Flipper)
Laminator: Optional (Single & Dual Lamination with Dual-Side Printer only)
Card Feeding: Automatic or Manual
Card Size: CR80 (2.12 x 3.38”)
Card Thickness: 15 mil - 30 mil
Card Type: PVC, Composite PVC, PET
Monochrome Print Speed: 720 cards per hour / 5 seconds per card
YMKCO Print Speed: 200 cards per hour / 18 seconds per card
YMCKOK Print Speed: 155 cards per hour / 23 seconds per card
YMCK with Single Lamination Speed: 33 seconds per card
Input Hopper Capacity: 100 cards
Output Hopper Capacity: 40 cards
Memory: 64MB RAM
Control Panel: 2 Lines LCD Display / 2 LED Buttons with Automatic Ribbon Calibration
Supported Platforms: Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS, Linux
Included Software: Smart Design and Smart DB
Communication: USB, Ethernet (Optional)
Power Supply: Free Voltage (AC 110/220V, 50-60Hz)
Power Consumption (Max): 48 W
Dimensions: 6.7x16.5x7.7” (170x420x195mm)
Weight: Single-side = 10 lbs / Dual-side = 12 lbs / Dual-Side with Laminator = 20 lbs
Warranty: 2 year advanced exchange warranty

Encoding Options (Field Upgradable):
Magnetic Stripe: ISO 7811 (Track I, II, III Read/Write), HiCo/LoCo, JIS II
Contact Smartcard: ISO7816 (ID-1)
Contactless Smartcard: MIFARE, ISO 14443 (Type A/B)
(Internal & External): ISO 15693, DESFIRE, iCLASS
Certifications: CB, CE, FCC, KC, C-tick
Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for details on Smartcard Encoding.

Popular Configurations
Part# 650793 - SMART 50S: Single Sided / No Encoding Option / USB
Part# 650792 - SMART 50S: Single Sided / No Encoding Option / USB / Ethernet
Part# 650800 - SMART 50S: Single Sided / Magnetic Encoding / USB
Part# 650814 - SMART 50S: Single Sided / Magnetic Encoding / USB / Ethernet
Part# 650842 - SMART 50D: Dual Sided / No Encoding Option / USB
Part# 650858 - SMART 50D: Dual Sided / No Encoding Option / USB / Ethernet
Part# 650849 - SMART 50D: Dual Sided / Magnetic Encoding / USB
Part# 650865 - SMART 50D: Dual Sided / Magnetic Encoding / USB / Ethernet
Part# 650982- SMART 50L: Dual Sided / Laminator / No Encoding Option / USB
Part# 650984- SMART 50L: Dual Sided / Laminator / No Encoding Option / USB / Ethernet
Part# 650983- SMART 50L: Dual Sided / Laminator / Magnetic Encoding / USB
Part# 650985- SMART 50L: Dual Sided / Laminator / Magnetic Encoding / USB / Ethernet

IDP Smart 50 – Single or Dual-Side

Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Discount ID Price
Single-Sided Printer
Dual-Sided Printer
Printer Coverage
3 years
Loaner Coverage
Printhead Coverage
2 years
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
Re-Writable Printing
Card Capacity
Input Hopper
Output Hopper
Single Feed Mode
Print Speed
Full Color
18 seconds
5 seconds
Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
Single-Sided Black
Accepted Card Sizes
Card Thickness
15-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Magnetic Stripe
Available Factory Options
Dual Sided
Hopper Upgrades
Available Field Upgrades
Dual Sided
Hopper Upgrades
Magnetic Stripe
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Connection Type
OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.0 Cheetah
Mac OSX 10.1 Puma
Mac OSX 10.2 Jaguar
Mac OSX 10.3 Panther
Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger
Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan
Windows XP
Windows XP - 32 bit
Windows XP - 64 bit
Windows Vista
Windows Vista (32 Bit)
Windows Vista (64 Bit)
Windows 7
Windows 7 (32 Bit)
Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Windows 8
Windows 8 (32 Bit)
Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Windows 10
Windows 10 - 32 bit
Windows 10 - 64 bit
Windows 2000
Windows 2000 - 32 bit
Windows 2000 - 64 bit
Mac Compatible
Physical Specs
6.7" W x 16.5"-27.6" L x 7.7" H
4.5 lbs - 9.2 lbs
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